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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Peru

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A: Pisac Ruins, Peru

di Joe Griffin, 470 metri di distanza

View from the archaeological site of Pisac, near Pisac, Peru.  The view from here, over the Inca terr...

Pisac Ruins, Peru

B: 12 Angled Stone Inca Wall Cusco peru

di Julius Sunpanoramas.com, 18.4 km di distanza

Hatunrumiyoc is located close to Plaza de Nazarenas, not far from Plaza de Armas. It is a narrow pede...

12 Angled Stone Inca Wall Cusco peru

C: 12 Angled Stone Inca Wall

di Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 18.4 km di distanza

12 Angled Stone Inca Wall

D: Cuzco, Peru/03.2012

di NilsW, 18.5 km di distanza

Stitched with 65 Pictures

Cuzco, Peru/03.2012

E: Dawn over Cathedral of Santo Domingo of Cusco

di Arroz Marisco, 18.6 km di distanza

A designated UNESCO heritage, the main cathedral of Santo Domingo dominating the northeastern side of...

Dawn over Cathedral of Santo Domingo of Cusco

F: Cloudy Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

di Arroz Marisco, 18.6 km di distanza

The town was preparing for the festival of Inti Rami and the fountain holding the statue of the Inca ...

Cloudy Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

G: Cathedral de Cusco - Peru

di Sidnei José Romano, 18.6 km di distanza

Cathedral de Cusco - Peru

J: Peru, Cusco, Plaza De Armas

di Thomas Blanket, 18.7 km di distanza

Peru, Cusco, Plaza De Armas

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Peru, South America

Questa è una vista generale di South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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